The band that picked up 'Entertainer of the Year' at this year's WCMA will very soon be kicking off a November tour. There are a total of 11-dates lined-up for Manitoba's Doc Walker, all in the four most westerly provinces in Canada. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is the first city the band will hit on November 5th, and Brandon, Manitoba will be the last on November 24th.
One of the few country acts that can be put in a category with Nelly Furtado and Nickelback and come out with the award, Doc Walker are doing their best to draw fans to their genre. Their breakthrough effort 'Curve' (released 2001) gained the band three top ten singles with songs 'She Hasn't Always Been This Way', 'Rocket Girl', and 'Whoever Made These Rules'. 'Everyone Aboard', their third LP and follow-up to 'Curve', has also had chart success with current single 'The Show Is Free'.
In addition to picking up the WCMA for 'Entertainer of the Year', Doc Walker has also received a Juno nomination for 'Best Country Recording', and five nods from the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) in 2003 for 'Everyone Aboard'. To listen to samples of all 13 tracks featured on 'Everyone Aboard' go to Doc Walker's site at www.docwalker.ca.
Doc Walker's upcoming performances:
November 5 Saskatoon, SK - Broadway Theatre
November 6 Pincher Creek, AB - Canyon Elementary School
November 7 Kinsella, AB - Kinsella Hall
November 8 Red Deer, AB - Central Alberta Theatre
November 11 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
November 12 Victoria, BC - The Central
November 13 Courtney, BC - Sid Williams Theatre
November 16 Winnipeg, MC - MTS Centre
November 19 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
November 20 Edmonton, AB - Winspear Centre
November 24 Brandon, MB - Centennial Auditorium
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt